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by Barry Hofstetter
December 8th, 2017, 12:26 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Intro: chaslaw
Replies: 1
Views: 68

Re: Intro: chaslaw

Hey, Charlie, welcome. The important thing is that you have stayed engaged with the language. Daily reading is the best activity by far. We look forward to your contributions.
by Barry Hofstetter
December 7th, 2017, 6:48 am
Forum: New Testament
Topic: Why is the Johannine corpus so easy to read?
Replies: 3
Views: 135

Re: Why is the Johannine corpus so easy to read?

I've been hoping someone else would answer this. It's tempting to say "Who cares why? Don't look a gift horse in the mouth...(unless you happen to be a Trojan at the end of a long war with the Greeks)." By comparison, why do intermediate Latin students often read as their first author Caesar's De Be...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 6th, 2017, 11:28 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Expertise in Greek
Replies: 23
Views: 677

Re: Expertise in Greek

Stephen Carlson wrote:
December 6th, 2017, 6:18 pm
At this point, maybe one should post directions for the B-Hebrew forum (assuming it's still active).
http://bhebrew.biblicalhumanities.org
by Barry Hofstetter
December 6th, 2017, 11:22 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Expertise in Greek
Replies: 23
Views: 677

Re: Expertise in Greek

RandallButh wrote:
December 6th, 2017, 1:29 pm
συλλυπουμένου μου ἐπὶ τῇ σου δυστυχίᾳ οὐκ οίδας ὅτι ἡ ἀριθμητικὴ ἡ γλῶσσά έστιν τοῦ θεοῦ;
οὐδαμῶς! Ῥωμαῖα δὲ τοῦ οὐρναοῦ ἐστι γλῶσσα. ἡ μὲν ἀριθμητικὴ τοῖς κυσίν ἐστι. εἰρωνικόν δέ ἐστι ὅτι Ἑλληνιστὶ τοῦτο ἔγραψα...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 6th, 2017, 8:06 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: ἐν: distinguishing agency from instrumentality
Replies: 6
Views: 216

Re: ἐν: distinguishing agency from instrumentality

Col 1:15 ​ὅς ἐστιν εἰκὼν τοῦ θεοῦ τοῦ ἀοράτου, πρωτότοκος πάσης κτίσεως, 16 ὅτι ἐν αὐτῷ ἐκτίσθη τὰ πάντα ἐν τοῖς οὐρανοῖς καὶ ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς, τὰ ὁρατὰ καὶ τὰ ἀόρατα, εἴτε θρόνοι εἴτε κυριότητες εἴτε ἀρχαὶ εἴτε ἐξουσίαι· τὰ πάντα διʼ αὐτοῦ καὶ εἰς αὐτὸν ἔκτισται 17 καὶ αὐτός ἐστιν πρὸ πάντων καὶ τὰ πάντ...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 6th, 2017, 6:50 am
Forum: Other
Topic: Expertise in Greek
Replies: 23
Views: 677

Re: Expertise in Greek

Don't need more friends, need more people fluent in the language! :lol: A couple of barbed quotes come to mind. People who study Greek don’t have friends. [Medic in a Greek Reading group] People who know Greek know a lot of Greek and very little about anything else. [G.B. Shaw ‘Major Barbara’] I be...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 5th, 2017, 1:50 pm
Forum: Word Meanings
Topic: Metaphorical extensions of spatial concepts
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: Metaphorical extensions of spatial concepts

One line of thought to consider is that English and ancient Greek are both descendants of PIE (which is interesting no matter how you slice it).
by Barry Hofstetter
December 5th, 2017, 10:48 am
Forum: Writing Greek
Topic: Accents and article
Replies: 12
Views: 378

Re: Accents and article

What do you think of him transliterating ἐξηγέομαι as 'hexegeomai'? And of it not being picked up by the 2015 edition, even by the 'respected scholars and editors' who are said to have evaluated every footnote? Any one of the errors you have cited could be explainable by itself, but the cumulative ...
by Barry Hofstetter
December 5th, 2017, 10:29 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Danny Andre' Dixon
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: Danny Andre' Dixon

I'll second the welcome back Danny. Feel free to post or jump in anywhere, the proverbial water is fine.
by Barry Hofstetter
December 4th, 2017, 4:40 pm
Forum: Other
Topic: Expertise in Greek
Replies: 23
Views: 677

Re: Porter's SBL review of "The Greek Verb Revisited"

I don't get it. If a person can't fluently read Greek, how can they claim to be an expert on Greek? The title of this thread is "The Greek Verb Revisited," so why are we wandering into pedagogy once again, a topic which is worn itself out by overuse. We all know where the regular people stand on th...